Israeli Military Storms Aid Vessel in International Waters

Reuters claims nine dead.

Aljazeera claims 19 dead and “dozens” wounded.

There is a video feed attached to the above link from the vessel, the Mavi Marmara. The Mavi Marmara is registered in Turkey and departed from Cyprus. It had intended to reach Gaza the morning of Monday, 31 May 2010. On board various ships of the flotilla were 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid and 700 persons from 50 nationalities.

The Mavi Marmara, unarmed aid vessel beseiged by Israeli forces

Turkey, Spain, Greece, Denmark and Sweden have all summoned the Israeli ambassador’s in their respective countries to protest against the deadly assault.

The flotilla had planned a memorial service for the 34 American service members murdered by Israeli forces when they were attacked, also in international waters, on 8 June 1967.

See HERE for additional information regarding the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty.

Time will tell if there are any repercussions for today’s barbarity.  There were none for the slaughter of U.S. personnel killed aboard the Liberty.

The U.S.S. Liberty after a two hour attack by Israeli ships and aircraft

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